M - Th 9 am - 4 pm, Fr 10 am - 1:30 pm Sat/Sun CLOSED


6840 S. Macadam Ave. Portland, OR 97219




All our instructors are eligible Continuing Education providers through Yoga Alliance. Let us know if you would like a CE certificate for the hours.

Download the flyer for Winter Term offerings here.

For the Anatomy Weekend flyer, click here.

SERIES OF THE MONTH: Moving Toward Pranayama with Beth – Extended again – through February!

Thursdays, February 8 – 29

9:30 am – 10:30 am

Levels 2 & up

Beth Paxson


In-Studio Only. This Series of the Month has been extended again and will now run through February. Register at the bottom of this page for the full 4 weeks in February or sign up here for individual classes. You can start anytime or choose the dates that work for you.

The Sanskrit word Pranayama comes from Prana (life energy) and Ayama (to extend, draw out). The practice of Pranayama dates back to ancient India and the origins of yoga.

All forms of yoga and meditation use breath awareness to help quiet the mind and bring your attention into the present. To prepare for pranayama we will explore what poses help open the body and mind to the breathing practice. We will also look at setting up props to create an easy posture for the breathing practice.

SERIES OF THE MONTH: Iyengar Beginning Series with Karen

Fridays, Feb. 16 – Mar. 8

10:15 am – 11:15 am

PYC Levels 3 & up

Karen Hearn


This introduction to Iyengar Yoga with Karen Hearn is a progressive 4-week class that lays the foundation of Iyengar Yoga. We will follow sequencing from the Preliminary Course taught at the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Institute in Pune, India.

The focus will be on standing poses, basic alignment, and breath awareness in asana. Props and modifications will be made available as needed.

Join us and challenge yourself to experience the poses in a new and thought provoking way!

SERIES OF THE MONTH: Exploring Balance with Hope – Extended through March

Saturdays, March 2 – 23

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

All Levels 

Hope Fyfield


In this 4-week series, we’ll build a clear understanding of balance through practice. We will progress through core strength and balance during movement to holding progressively more challenging poses. Open to all levels.

SPECIAL FOCUS: Saturday Practice with Julie

Saturday, March 2

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Levels 3-4 & up

Julie Gudmestad


Julie is again offering a 2-hour intermediate class on Saturday afternoon, to help you get your weekend off to a good start! Pose options will be offered for mixed-level experienced students, Paxson levels 3-4 through 4-5, so that everyone will be challenged in a safe and supportive environment.

Props: mat, strap, 2 blocks and chair

ANATOMY WEEKEND: Foot, Ankle, Knee, and Hip

March 23 – 24

10:00 am – 1:00 pm & 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Levels 3 & up

Beth & Staff


In this weekend workshop we will familiarize yoga students, teacher-trainees and teachers with anatomical vocabulary, musculoskeletal structures and movement patterns in relation to the yoga asanas. Our particular focus for the workshop will be on the foot, ankle, knee and hip. Our time together will involve lecture, demonstration and discussion as well as direct work in the asanas.

We will:
• Learn to “see” muscles in action, and correctly describe the movement
• Understand how muscles interact to form movement patterns in yoga poses
• See demonstrations of both structure and function
• Participate in asana practice sessions that allow you to feel, in your own body, the actions of muscles and the dramatic effects of subtle changes in alignment

ANATOMY OVERVIEW & PRACTICE: Foot, Ankle, Knee, and Hip

April 20 & May 18

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Levels 3 & up

Beth Paxson

$50 each
$300 for the bundle

Beth will present an anatomy overview of the foot, ankle, knee, and hip, followed by a fun and functional asana practice. This class is great for anyone interested in learning more about anatomy, and an ideal, practical review for students who have already completed anatomy weekends or workshops.

Cancellation Policy:

We have a 24-hour cancellation policy for workshops and other special events. You must cancel 24 hours prior to the event for a refund to your Mindbody Online account at Paxson Yoga Center.